Tag Archive: Vijay Mallya

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Mallya happy with Force India drivers

Drivers at Force India and Williams appear unlikely to feature in this year’s F1 ‘silly season’.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 01 He may now be an ‘ex-billionaire’ as his airline sinks, and he is set to begin the new financial year by facing court in India as an alleged ‘wilful defaulter’, but Vijay Mallya’s Force India team is doing well in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

F1 teams could lose alcohol sponsors – report

Struggling F1 teams could be dealt another financial blow.

2014-05-22 - McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Johnnie Walker - Jenson Button There are reports that the European Union is considering banning alcohol sponsorships in sport. Some years ago, F1 had to deal with the loss of tobacco millions, even though Ferrari continues to be quietly backed by Marlboro parent Philip Morris. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Mallya denies debt, jail hurting Force India image

Vijay Mallya has distanced Force India from the travails of the Silverstone based team’s co-owners.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 For one, the Indian’s struggling airline, Kingfisher, is grounded and in debt. “My airline is a corporation,” Mallya insisted on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Police to arrest Force India sponsor Sahara chief

After a non-bailable warrant for his arrest was issued by the supreme court

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Nico Hulkenberg - Subrata Roy Sahara 01 Amid team supremo Vijay Mallya’s high-profile problems, it emerges that another key Force India figure is also in major trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Force India colours to race in GP2

“It’s the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers”

2014-02-07 - SFi_GP2_2014Force India’s distinctive orange and green colours will appear on the GP2 grid in 2014, following an agreement with the German team Hilmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Force India to have unique chassis ‘hump’ – report

The unloved ‘step noses’ of 2012 mainly disappeared last year

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamForce India will feature Telmex colours in 2014 and an unique ‘hump’ on the top of the monocoque, the Italian publication Omnicorse reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Perez hopes to impress ‘top team’ in 2014

“Hopefully I can do that and have another chance in a top team in a winning car.”

2013-06-09_0551 Force India has completed its all-new 2014 driver lineup, confirming Sergio Perez as Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Sutil, di Resta moving on after Force India axe

Both of Force India’s race drivers this year are now looking for new jobs.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil The Silverstone based team is heading into 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg alongside Sergio Perez, ousting both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Force India looks set to announce the identity of Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate for 2014.

Force India to announce Hulkenberg’s teammate

20130705-0010The Silverstone based team told its 165,000 followers on Twitter that supremo Vijay Mallya will take part “in a very special media event in London” on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Hulkenberg spotted in Force India talks

The possibility of a return to Force India for Nico Hulkenberg has grown.

2013-06-09_0425It was believed the Silverstone based team was not an option for the German, as he had annoyed supremo Vijay Mallya by deciding to leave for Sauber after just a single season together in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Maldonado beats Hulkenberg to Lotus seat – reports

Nico Hulkenberg looks set to miss out on the Lotus race seat for 2014.

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03Team boss Eric Boullier has admitted the German is his preferred choice to replace Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

F1 staying loud as green, ‘silent’ series looms

“Bernie has absolutely insisted that there can be no compromise on noise.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineAs a new ‘silent’ series gears up, formula one is on a mission to stay as loud as it can in a new, greener world. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Court rules India GP can go ahead

Axe unlikely to fall on 2013 India GP

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09This weekend’s Indian grand prix is going ahead. Earlier, a public campaigner appealed to the supreme court for an injunction against proceedings at the Buddh circuit, on the basis race organisers have not paid enough tax. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Force India not ruling out Magnussen for 2014

Force India has not ruled out signing Kevin Magnussen for 2014.

Kevin Magnussen - photo Jad Sherif - WR12 The young Dane, whose father Jan contested a race for McLaren in 1995, is being backed by the great British team as he closes on the Formula Renault 3.5 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Di Resta admits Force India future uncertain

Paul di Resta has admitted he is staring into an uncertain future in formula one.

2013-06-09_1281Since debuting for Force India in 2011, the 27-year-old Scot has been pushing for a move to a bigger team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Pay-drivers ‘wrong’ for Force India – Mallya

“I have not gone with pay drivers, I’ve gone with drivers of talent and that policy will stay”

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 01Vijay Mallya says he will continue to resist going down the ‘pay driver’ path for his own formula one team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Calado to practice at Monza and elsewhere – Mallya

James Calado will drive a Force India on Friday morning at Monza

GP2 - James Calado (ART Grand Prix)A month ago, rumours suggested the GP2 frontrunner – a 24-year-old Briton – would soon be signed as the Silverstone based team’s new reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 begins to respond to tyre-exploding crisis

Just days ahead of the next race at the Nurburgring

2013-06-09_1345The world of formula one has already begun to respond to the crisis triggered by Sunday’s tyre-exploding British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Big spenders pushing out smaller teams – Mallya

Fernley said CVC has done an “awful” job

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 13Force India team owner Vijay Mallya has backed his deputy in claiming F1′s biggest teams are pushing their small rivals out of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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